Zambia braces for more floods as extreme weather conditions continue

Zambia is braced for more floods in most parts of the country due to continued extreme rainy conditions. The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit’s (DMMU) weather warning is still in place, with people in flood-prone areas told to take precautions. The DMMU urged people to move to safe areas and seek…

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Zambia’s southern region to face hunger – IAPRI

Zambia’s southern areas may face food shortages arising from a recent drought, says the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI). In its latest bulletin titled The 2017/2018 dry spells: Should Zambia panic?, IAPRI says the scenario in the southern parts of the country requires the coordination of the Disaster Management…

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Shorter 2017/’18 rainy season for Rwandan farmers

The Rwanda Meteorology Agency (RMA) has advised farmers to start planting their crops now amid indications that the 2017/’18 rainy season will be much shorter than usual. The RMA says the next 3 months will be characterised by lower than normal rains in the Eastern, Western and Southern provinces of…

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Continued heavy rain in Zambia prompts flood warnings

Heavy rains continue to fall across Zambia, prompting flood alerts by the nation’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU). According to DMMU, the heavy rains are expected to continue until the end of month, and will be concentrated in Lusaka, North-Western, Southern and Western provinces. “Take precautionary measures as flooding…

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